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May 23rd Tues. Memo

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May 24 – Sports Banquet – 6:00 P.M. – Fellowship Hall –(Flyer Attached)

May 25 –– Hot Lunch -Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, or Pulled Pork Sandwiches Academic Awards Night – 7:00 P.M. Postponed to Thursday, June 1st @ 7:00 P.M.

May 26 – FULL DAY – 7/8 Field Trip to Six Flags/Marine World - Vallejo

May 29 –Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

May 31 – Parents’ Guild Meeting – 7:00 P.M. in the X-Room

June 1 – Academic Awards Night – 7:00 P.M. -Fellowship Hall

June 2 –Half-Day– 11:40 Dismissal – 12:00 P.M. School Mass @ St. Thomas Aquinas - Friday Afternoon Workday 2:00 – 5:00 P.M.

June 3 (SA) Golf Tournament @ Vintners’ Golf Course in Yountville – 8:00 A.M. (Flyers Attached)

June 6-9 – Third Trimester Final Exams -Dismissal @ 11:40

June 7 - Parents’ Guild Meeting – 7:00 P.M. in the X-Room (Moved to May 31)

June 9 – Baccalaureate Mass @ St. Thomas Aquinas Church – 7:00 P.M.

June 10 – Graduation @ Kolbe-Trinity – 10:00 A.M.


May 23, 2017

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Tuesday Rogation Day (Traditional Calendar)


Despite the relatively short notice, we had an excellent turnout for our Alumni/Faculty vs Students softball game followed at the school on Thursday, May 18th. Alumni Chris Rowles, Brian Muth, Ed Thoits, Kyle Huss, Rolando Herrera, Claire Birdsall, Kevin Birdsall, Curtis Friedlander, and Jordan Franklin along with yours truly, current senior Maria Arend and teacher Blaise Hockel stormed ahead only to be eventually routed by our high school baseball team.  Alumni Sean Ryan, Mary Kate Bakh, Barbara Bakh, and Phil Duncan came out to cheer, along with many parents and students. Following the game, we honored our seniors Joseph Dilly, Robert Bakh, and Sean Quinn and their parents. A big thanks to our high schoolers, with help from Koreen Immen and Cathie Schmitgal for setting up and running the concession stand. A good time was had by all….hopefully the beginning of a new tradition.


Upcoming Events


May 24 – High School Sports Banquet – 6:00 P.M.


Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24th, athletic director Jim Klaczak and coaches Tonja Dilly and Ken Franklin will honor all our high school athletes who played volleyball, basketball, and baseball. Festivities will kick off at 6:00 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be provided for the athletes and their parents. See the attached sports memo for more information.


May 26 – Full Day


Since I had neglected to make the Friday before Memorial Day a half-day on the original schedule as is our usual policy, Friday, May 26th will remain a full day of school with pick-up at 2:50. My apology for any confusion this may have caused.


May 29 – Memorial Day -No School


In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no school on Monday, May 29th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 30th.


June 1 – Academic Awards Night – 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. – Fellowship Hall


Later this week or early next, you will be notified if your child(ren) or adolescent(s) will be honored at this year’s academic awards night. The faculty and staff always relish the opportunity to give accolades to well-deserving students for a job well done. The ceremonies will keep off at 7:00 P.M. with first and second trimester honor roll recipients, followed by individual subject awards, and schoolwide awards. Following the presentation of awards, a reception will follow.


June 3 (SA) – Annual Golf Tournament at Vintners’ Golf Course in Yountville


Better late than never, we are proud to present our annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 3rd at Vintners’ Golf Course in Yountville. Tee time is at 8:00 A.M. All proceeds go to support the Kolbe-Trinity sports program. If you own a business or know a business who would interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Bob Quinn at 707-227-7299 or A.D. Jim Klaczak at 214-907-4343. See the attached flyers for more details.

News and Updates!

Free Rugs!

Jessica DeGrange is giving away two small rugs to anyone who wants them. E-mail the office if interested. Please see the attached pictures.

Vacation Bible School @ St. Apollinaris – June 19-June 23

Youth Minister, Dominic Figueroa, with help from Fr. David Jenuwine, will be spearheading Vacation Bible School at St. Apollinaris from June 19-June 23 from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. See the flyer for more details.

Teacher Looking to Rent 1 Bedroom Apt/Studio

Greg Williams is looking to rent either a 1 bedroom apartment or studio in the next couple of months. If you know anybody who has one available, please contact Greg directly at gwilliams@kolbetrinity.org

Summer Evening Latin Course

Greg Williams will be offering an evening Latin class in July for any interested parents or members of the community for a small fee. If you are considering taking the class, please contact Emily in the office to express your interest. More details will be forthcoming.

Summer Evening 20th-21st Century European History Class

Have you ever wondered about what contributed to the rise of Communism, Fascism, the European Union, and Islamic terrorism in Europe? Interested in discovering the causes and consequences of World War I and World War II? Study European history with yours truly, John Bertolini, on select evenings from the middle to the end of July. Parents, members of the community, and incoming seniors are welcome to attend. A small fee will be charged. If you are considering taking the class, please contact Emily in the office to express your interest. More details will be forthcoming.

Summer School – July 17-20 July 24-27 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. – SAVE THE DATES!

World War I Film Festival

Since 1917 is the 100th anniversary of the entrance of the United States in World War I, I have decided to institute a summer film festival in July featuring three World War I movies: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Sergeant York (1941), and Paths of Glory (1957). There will be a short introduction to the film, followed by a viewing of the film, and a short retrospective afterwards. All films will be shown in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday(s), July 15th, July 22nd, and July 29th at 7:00 P.M. There will be no charge for this event, but donations will be gratefully accepted.



Transitional Kindergarten


We have a great TK curriculum and an amazing TK teacher, Jessica DeGrange, but we need more students to have a separate TK program next year. We are now up to four potential students, and we only need one more to offer a separate TK program. TK will be scheduled for five days-a-week tentatively taking place from 7:50-12:10. After consulting with Linda Norman, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Santa Rosa, it appears that we are allowed to accept students younger than four years and nine months old. If your child will turn four by Sept. 1st, they are eligible for TK. If you are interested in enrolling your child in transitional kindergarten next year or if you know of anyone who has a child at that age, please contact the office ASAP

Tuition Contracts for 2017-2018

…….from bookkeeper Toni Williams


By now everyone should have received their Family Tuition Contracts in the mail.  Contained in the mailing is a letter from Board President Walt Birdsall, a quick information sheet from me (Toni) two copies of the Tuition Contract and two copies of the Policy Overview page. One copy is for you to keep for your home records and one copy is for you to sign, date and return with your registration payment by June 1st.  A late fee of $50 will be attached to any registration payment that comes in after the June 1st deadline


I am always available for questions so please call me, Monday – Thursday at 707-690-9262 or Friday’s at 707-258-9030.  My email is bookkeeping@kolbetrinity.org and I view my email every day.


God Bless,


Toni Williams

Fingerprinting for Volunteers: Anybody who wishes to volunteer to earn requisite service hours and assist in whatever capacity (athletic coaching, field trips, driving for sporting events, lunch duty, etc.) MUST have been fingerprinted and needed to have this information submitted to the diocese ASAP. Please contact Emily in the office immediately to begin the process if you have not done so.

Prayer Requests

Urgent prayers are needed for Catherine Audrey-Quinn, who has an aggressive stage 4 cancer. Catherine was very blessed to have travelled to Lourdes recently with the Knights of Malta. She received numerous spiritual benefits by attending and remains hopeful for a full recovery.

Recent CT scans indicate that Chuck Rowles’ health continues to show dramatic and unexpectedly strong improvement that is nothing short of miraculous. Please continue to keep Chuck and his entire extended family in your prayers so that he will be ultimately cured of his stage-4 colon cancer, and that he can return to enjoying a full and active life with his family and friends. Please see the message below from Chuck’s eldest son, Chris.

Please pray for us; masses, novenas and prayers of support are what we really need now as we are still discovering what treatment options are available to him at this time. 

Donations are also welcome. We are hoping to have a consultation with MD ANDERSON CANCER CLINIC in Houston TX, and all proceeds will help to supplement Mary and Chuck’s trip to Houston. Thank you everyone for your support and let’s pray that God intercedes for us.

Caringbridge: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/charlesrowles


(Donations should go through WonderWe, donations through Caring Bridge do not help Chuck)

St. Peregrine Novena


Ad majorem Dei gloriam!

Mr. Bertolini